The Big Issue Japan Foundation is a Not-for-Profit Organization that helps homeless people to rebuild their lives. We envision the society where everyone has a place to call home. We apply the international definition of homelessness, which includes everyone who is vulnerably housed (who have no permanent housing or the possibility of losing their home within a short period of time), and then the number of hidden homeless people is much higher than is shown in government research reports.
Homelessness is a problem of social structure, and is a problem that concerns everyone in society. We believe that homelessness is only the tip of the iceberg of what are modern day poverty issues involving social exclusion.